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Subsurface Utility Engineering - Saving You Time and Money - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Subsurface Utility Engineering -

Saving You Time and Money

At TBS, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), combined with our surveying and engineering solutions, helps to manage the risks associated with underground utility mapping and saves time and money for your project. According to a Purdue University Study*, for every $1.00 spent on SUE there is a related $4.62 estimated cost savings.

Craig Polifrone, SUE Group Manager, expresses, "At TBS, we've implemented an integrated approach to SUE. Separate utility designating, locating and surveying services are performed concurrently by qualified, cross-trained personnel. Delays and costs associated with additional mobilization are eliminated, potential errors in data collection are reduced, and overall efficiency is increased."

Our SUE project team uses cutting edge geophysical prospecting tools and techniques to designate the horizontal position of subsurface utilities as non-destructive vacuum excavation is used to verify and record their exact vertical and horizontal location. Using our integrated project services approach allows TBS to accurately and precisely record, interpret, and manage data derived from SUE in accordance with DOT standards. All data is processed and housed within the TBS GIS system.

View our SUE solutions information here:



*Purdue University Study on SUE

For more information on how our SUE team can help with your project needs, contact:

Craig Polifrone |337.735.2824 |


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